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June 2012 Severe Hearing Loss and How to Overcome It

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  1. 1. Severe Hearing Loss and How to Overcome It Hearing aids work by taking the sounds in the environment and amplifying them to make them easier for the ear to hear. The more intense the loss of hearing is the higher degree of amplification one will need. There are multiple styles of including: • Behind the Ear – this model consists of a plastic casing that is worn behind the ear, in conjunction with a mold that is worn inside of the outer ear • Open Fit – they are worn entirely behind the ear with only a thin tube to reach inside of the ear canal• In the Ear – these are worn entirely inside of the outer ear• Canal – this model fits nicely inside of the ear canalHearing aids are not always the solution for people who have severe levelsof hearing loss. People who are able to benefit from hearing instruments willnormally find the ones worn behind the ear to be the most beneficial. Thatparticular model offers the highest degree of flexibility in the amount ofprogramming options, not to mention they have more power than theircounterparts.Styles that are lighter in weight and offer more versatility are not as capableof reaching the level of power that some of the other devices are able to.However, there are times when there is no level of power that is going to bestrong enough to do the job. If the inner ear has too much damage, it willnot be able to convert the sound into a signal that the brain is going to beable to understand. Austin Hearing Services, Inc 6805 N Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78731 (512) 851-0847

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